Who we are

Our website address is www.thefamilycookbook.co.uk

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Email subscription –

Email Subscription collected by the third-party Mailchimp – For more information on MailChimp see their Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

  • All email signs ups are double opt-in meaning you will be sent an email confirming that you wish to be signed up to our mailing list.
  • It is not until you have responded to this email you will be fully subscribed to the mailing list and start receiving emails.
  • As well as subscribing you will also be sent newsletters, round-ups and other marketing information related to Savvy Squirrel
  • You are able to unsubscribe at any time by using the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of each email.
  • Your email address and data will never be sold on to third parties.

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service however no data is shared or sold with third parties.

Additional information

If you have previously agreed to The Family Cookbook using your personal information then you can change your mind at any time by emailing admin@thefamilycookbook.co.uk. You may also request a copy of any data held about you by The Family Cookbook under the Data Protection Act 1988. Such requests should be submitted to admin@thefamilycookbook.co.uk. A small charge may be made for providing this information.

If you believe any information The Family Cookbook holds on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email as soon as possible to the above address. Any inaccuracies will be corrected as soon as possible.

This privacy policy is effective from 01/10/2020